Gerard Gilbert

Gerard Gilbert is a television writer and feature writer for The Independent.

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Hinterland and 35 Diwrnod: Step aside Scandi thrillers, here comes Wales

The next big television thrillers are set not in Sweden or Denmark, but in Wales. Gerard Gilbert on the gripping Welsh-language dramas that are making waves internationally

Martin Freeman as Lester Nygaard

Martin Freeman: Why the Coen Brothers’ movie Fargo works as a TV series

The classic crime movie has become a 10-part television series

Nina Gold is one of Britain's most successful casting directors

Secrets of the casting couch revealed: How to pick the perfect Doctor Who, Margaret Thatcher or Paddington Bear

Think it's directors who pick their lead actors? Wrong. It's the casting directors who make the big calls – and rarely get the acknowledgement. Two top casting directors explain what they do...

Puritan intentions: Freya Mavor and Jamie Dornan in 'New Worlds'

Fifty Shades of Grey star Jamie Dornan: From masturbation to restoration

Fifty Shades of Grey star Jamie Dornan takes on a king in a new 17th-century drama. Gerard Gilbert joins him on set

With the end of 'Mad Men' coming, what's next for its creator Matthew Weiner?

The sharp clothes, waspish lines and period chic of ‘Mad Men’ have enthralled audiences for six years. Now the man who created it explains why he’s bringing it all to an end 

Joanna Lumley and will.i.am at the I.Am.Angel Foundation headquarters in Los Angeles

TV picks tonight: Joanna Lumley Meets Will.i.am and new Norwegian drama Mammon

What to watch on TV this evening, Friday 28 March

MasterChef juges John Torrode and Gregg Wallace

TV picks tonight: MasterChef, Dead Famous DNA, W1A

What to watch on TV this evening, Wednesday 26 March

The sleuth is out there: 'Endeavour' with star Shaun Evans (second left) alongside Sean Rigby, Jack Laskey, Roger Allam and Anton Lesser

Morse spin-off Endeavour gets scandi makeover from The Killing director

The show's young star Shaun Evans tells Gerard Gilbert why the days of cosy Oxford nostalgia are over

Jimmy Perez (played by Douglas Henshall) and Alison McIntosh (Alison O'Donnell) star in the first part of Shetland's new episode 'Dead Water'

TV picks tonight: Shetland, The Missing and the sports life story of Didier Drogba

What to watch on TV this evening, Tuesday 25 March

Alex (Olivia Colman) and Adam (Tom Hollander) are now the parents of baby daughter Katie as Rev returns for a third series tonight

TV picks: Rev Returns to BBC2 with Olivia Colman and Tom Hollander

What to watch on TV tonight, Monday 24 March

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